MOSS LANDING, California — A new study shows that a novel method for combating ship ballast tank corrosion may also be a cost-effective way to prevent the introduction of foreign aquatic species in coastal waters. The method—using nitrogen gas to remove oxygen from the ballast water—presents a rare win-win solution for the shipping industry and environmentalists. Marine ecologist Mario Tamburri of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) led the study reported in the January issue of the journal Biological Conservation.
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